Brief information The Titanic was one of the most famous ships in history. When it was launched in 1912 it was the biggest moving object ever built. She was 885 feet long and weighed 46,000 tons. She could carry 3,295 people onboard, including passengers and crew.The Titanic had ten decks- seven for the passengers and three for the crew and cargo only. The ship also included a swimming-pool, a Turkish bath, squash courts and a gym. In fact it was a kind of floating palace
First class The passengers were divided into three classes- First class had access to restaurants and dinning-rooms, lounge, reading and writing room, a smoking room(smoking was not allowed to any other passengers) and various cafes, they would also have been loaded on first in an emergency
Second class Passengers travelling second class on the Titanic enjoyed a luxury that rivalled first class on other liners. Titanic was also the first ship to have an electric elevator for second class passengers. More people survived on this class than in Third Class because they paid more money so they would pay them back by saving them their lives.There were 285 second class passengers on board - 168 men, 93 women and 24 children.118 second class passengers survived the disaster - 14 men, 80 women and 24 children.A Second Class ticket would cost about £13.
Third class There were 706 Third class passengers on board- 462 men, 165 women and 79 children, but only 178 passengers survived this disaster- 75 men, 76 women and 27 children which shows that most of third class people died and most of first class people survived. A Third Class ticket would have cost around £3-£8, very cheap for a boat that size. Third Class passengers would not have fancy rooms or be allowed in and posh restaurants.
Disaster strikes! The Titanic’s first voyage began on April 10th 1912 when she set off from Southampton in England on her journey to New York. But it wasn’t long before disaster struck. The Titanic hit an iceberg on April 14th at 11.40p.m. The huge hull was damaged and the ship rapidly began to take in water. The Titanic had twenty wooden lifeboats but these were not enough. Out of 2200 people on board only 705 survived. The people were rescued from the lifeboats by another ship, the Carpathia, which picked up the Titanic’s S.O.S. message.
More information They thought of it as the ‘unsinkable’ because it has sixteen water-tight compartments, and they built it so that if four compartment flooded the boat would still stay afloat, but unluckily five compartments flooded to the ship slowly began to sank. She took two and a half hours for it to completely sink. It broke in half and one piece sank, after about five minutes the other side filled with waster and also sank.
Quiz 1. Where did the titanic leave on its Maiden Voyage? 2. What did it crash into? 3. What class was the most luxurious? 4. How many hours did it stay afloat? 5. Why was it thought of the ‘unsinkable’? 6. What time did it hit the iceberg? 7. How many people survived?
Quiz answers 1. Southampton, England. An iceberg First Class Two and a half hours Because it had sixteen water-tight compartments, and if four compartment flooded it would still stay afloat 11:40 p.m. 705 people survived